Los Olivos in January welcomed a brand new, off-the-beaten-path coffeehouse, “Lefty’s Espresso Co.,” that’s tucked away in a residential neighborhood on San Marco Avenue and Alamo Pintado Ave. the place locals now collect for freshly made natural espresso and baked treats.
House owners and native residents Laura Newman and Jim Tauber bought the property months earlier than the COVID disaster hit with a imaginative and prescient of fulfilling their dream to personal a coffeehouse — with a heavy emphasis on neighborhood and high quality espresso.
“We wished to create a spot the place the neighborhood might drop in for an amazing cup of espresso and natural baked items, sit in our backyard and keep all day, in the event that they need to,” defined the couple, who fell in love a decade in the past with the espresso and granola scene at a little bit hippy café in rural Wyoming.
Spurred somewhat than spurned by pandemic-induced shutdowns, the duo used the time to renovate the Thirties dwelling and rework it into a little bit bungalow that brews.
The Lefty’s menu provides an all-organic collection of baked items by Sandra Adu Zelli, Santa Barbara-based chef, baker and proprietor of Gipsy Hill Bakery, and custom-made beans by Santa Barbara-based espresso roasters Dennis Medina and Carrie Nelson. Store packaging, cups and straws are additionally compostable, in step with the good-for-you theme.
Newman and Tauber stated patrons are invited to benefit from the warmly lit indoor area that gives free Wi-Fi and loads of electrical shops for charging gadgets, collect on the spacious again patio, or organize a non-public espresso cupping session. The store additionally is offered to hire for full-service catering occasions.
Lefty’s is positioned at 2896 San Marcos Ave. in Los Olivos and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday by Friday and from 8 a.m. to three p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
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Lisa André covers life-style and native information for Santa Ynez Valley Information and Lompoc Document, editions of the Santa Maria Instances.